Fox Chapel Area High School Assistant
Principal John McGee
has been named Assistant Principal of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association
of Elementary & Secondary School Principals (PAESSP). Each year the PAESSP selects one
assistant principal in the state who has demonstrated meritorious service to
their secondary level school and community to be the recipient of the Robert E.
Lavely Award and, in turn, be honored as Pennsylvania's Assistant Principal of
the Year on the national level.
According to a letter to McGee from
Margaret S. Foster, the PAESSP President, "The tributes paid to you by the
individuals who endorsed your candidacy left no doubt that we would be
recommending one of our outstanding assistant principals to be recognized in
Pennsylvania and at the national level."
Fox Chapel Area High School
Senior/Lead Principal Michael Hower, who nominated McGee, says he is proud to
work with him and that he is very deserving of this prestigious recognition.
"Mr. McGee is dedicated to
helping students in every aspect of his profession," Hower states. "He has a passion for education, and is
determined to make a difference.
He works collaboratively with staff, students, and parents to develop
the best possible environment for students to be successful."
McGee will now serve as Pennsylvania's
2011 representative to the Virco, Inc./NASSP (National Association of Secondary
School Principals) Assistant Principal of the Year program and will be honored
at the NASSP's annual State Assistant Principal's of the Year Forum and Awards
Gala in Washington, D.C. in the spring of 2011. He will also be honored as part of the 2011 State Principals
Conference at the Penn Stater Conference Center & Hotel in State College,
Pennsylvania, in October 2011.
The State and National Assistant
Principal of the Year programs recognize outstanding middle level and high
school assistant principals who have demonstrated personal excellence, as well
as success in collaborative leadership, curriculum, and personalization.
McGee, a resident of Shaler, has been working
for the Fox Chapel Area School District since July 2007.